Comment: Incorrect.

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The Feinstein/Lee Amendment, legally, did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to protect Americans from indefinite detention, as the stipulation stating as such was in the section title, NOT the body of the legislation, which, by verdict of the Supreme Court, is not legally enforceable. It's nothing more than a clever political sleight of hand. Ben Swann has a superb breakdown of this:

Rand voted for MULTIPLE iterations of the 2013 NDAA, full well knowing that they could have passed, solely on the basis of an amendment that did nothing to protect Americans.

Don't get me wrong, I'm incredibly happy that Rand ultimately voted against the NDAA for 2013, but it's like John Kerry '04 all over again. "I was for it before I was against it," yadda yadda. Not to mention that any one of those bills that he DID vote for, one of which didn't even include the Feinstein/Lee Amendment, (which, again, does nothing,) very well could have passed.

I've been fairly vocal on DP about my distrust of Rand Paul, but I'll say this: I genuinely hope I'm wrong about him. That being said, all you hard-working patriots in the Rand Paul camp, PLEASE don't let him off so easily! Sanctions on Iran, trying to arrest journalists for asking him about Bilderberg, and this whole NDAA 2013 debacle... hold his feet to the fire. Get answers, guys, and best of luck to you in doing so.

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